HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

HLAD 3324. Health Professions Human Resource Management - Impact of external and internal environment upon the activities of personnel/human resource managers; functions including job requirements, planning, recruiting, retention, selection, development, evaluation, labor relations, discipline, compensation, safety, and health. Required to qualify to take the nursing home administrator licensure examination. Credit will not be awarded for both HLAD 3324 and MGMT 3324. Prerequisite: MGMT 3304.

HLAD 3329. Health Care Financial Management - Operational knowledge of financial management, theory and practice in the modern health care organization is developed including prospective payment applications, differing third party payer systems, discounted cash flow considerations, long-term debt and refunding analysis, contemporary health care equity financing, capital structure and costs, operational forecasting, short-term financing challenges, alternative analysis of lease financing, merger and acquisition analysis, as well as financial aspects of current risk sharing in the health care industry. Prerequisite: ACCT 2306 or concurrent enrollment.

HLAD 3335. Administration and Organization of Health Facilities - The management process of planning, organization, leading, and controlling health institutions: utilization of marketing techniques, organizational structures, roles of the governing board, chief executive officer, physician, other professional and technical personnel, and the patient. Regulatory aspects, licensing, certifying, and accrediting.

HLAD 3339. Theory and Practice of Supervision (MGMT 3339) - Study of methods of supervision, with emphasis on skills and techniques used to facilitate optimum productivity in both profit and nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite: MGMT 3304.

HLAD 4334. Health Care Delivery Systems - Conceptual dimensions and elements of the health care delivery ecosystem and important patterns of behavior and organization.(Recommended to be taken among the student's first HLAD courses.)
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HLAD 4335. Health Care Ethics - ethical challenges facing today’s technologically rich health care environment. Tools for understanding and effectively dealing with bioethical encounters. Topics include gametes, embryos, surrogacy, abortion, and new reproductive technology, human cloning, competency, self-determination, autonomy, access; the ethical considerations of physician assisted death, withdrawn fluids and nutrition management, family characteristics, ethical elements of managed care, emergency care, rationing decisions, and an examination of future bioethical challenges.

 

HLAD 4336. Health Care Marketing - The emergence of marketing in the health care sector, consumer orientation, specific areas of health care marketing technique, marketing research and information systems, marketing plan and strategy development.

 

HLAD 4337. Health Care Law - Laws affecting hospitals and legal obligations of the hospitals with emphasis on current court decisions affecting the hospital.


HLAD 4339. Regulatory Aspects of Long-Term Health Care - Review of applicable state and federal laws pertaining to licensure and standards of participation for skilled and intermediate care facilities, business laws pertaining to long-term care administration.

HLAD 4340. Long-Term Health Care Administration - Legal, social, and economic ramifications of directing a skilled, intermediate, or other long-term care facility.

HLAD 5305. Operations Management in Health Care Systems
- Specific operational research techniques essential to the analysis of health care managerial challenges are studied. The design of new and improved systems is analyzed, as are those employed to achieve desired system performance. Operational considerations in managing hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, home health agencies, and other emerging forms of noninstitutionalized health care delivery are examined. Prerequisite: HLAD 5334.

HLAD 5309. Health Professions Human Resource Management -Philosophy of human resource management; behavioral science perspectives; ethical and legal environmental influences; cases and experimental exercises reflecting issues, concerns, and problems; personnel/human resource management activities. Prerequisite: BUAD 5300


HLAD 5316. Selected Topics in Health Administration - An examination of a topic not covered by other health administration offerings, or not covered in the same depth. The topics covered will change with the interests of the instructor offering the course and must be approved by the Dean of the School of Business. This course may be repeated once for credit, providing that the two courses cover different topics. This is not a directed reading; rather, it is a provision for covering an important topic that is not currently a permanent part of the catalog. Prerequisite: Approval of the School of Business.

 

HLAD 5329 - Dynamics of Health Care Finance - The dynamic process of modern health care facility financial interaction from operational activities, effects on net worth, alternate sources of revenue and expenditure. Analysis of operational ratio fluctuations, financial performance measures, and capital structure. Evaluation of impact and management of changes to costs and benefits from International Classification of Diseases and its Clinical Modification (ICD-10 and ICD-10-CM) and electronic prescriptions (E-Prescribing). Differences between financial management of public and private health care institutions and development of financial plans. Application of finance theory tools such as net present value.

 

HLAD 5330. Health Care Ethical Considerations - Value development and ethical theories in the practice of health care delivery. Ethical decision making models and professional codes conduct to support need-to-know demands, clinical and privacy values, disclosure standards, human subject research, life support, euthanasia, reproductive technology (in vitro fertilization, surrogacy), organ harvesting, genetic sciences, biological manipulation, stem cell research, HIV/AIDS laws, patient autonomy, and posthumanism, and differing cultural values.

HLAD 5334. Health Care Delivery Systems - Principles and practices of the delivery of health care in the United States. The historical development leading to current practice is provided together with the system's structure and underlying organization. (Recommended to be taken among the student's first HLAD courses.)


HLAD 5337. Health Care Law - The study of tort law, criminal aspects of health care, contracts and antitrust law, civil procedure, corporate liability, medical staff and nursing law, medical record law, legal reporting obligations, procreation issues, patient rights laws, end of life issues, HIV/AIDS laws, malpractice, labor relations laws, managed care, restructuring law, and tort reform law.


HLAD 5340. Long-Term Care Administration - Principles and practices of administration in nursing homes and related long-term care facilities. Presented are theories on the aging process, medical terminology, illnesses and diseases encountered in long-term patients, industry profiles, life safety codes, planning requirements, operating structure and demands, financial management, administration and governance.

HLAD 5346. Regulatory Aspects of Long-Term Health Care -Review and analysis of applicable state and federal regulations pertaining to licensure, accreditation, standards of Federal participation, conditions for State operation in nursing homes, continuing care retirement centers, hospice programs, extended care facilities and related long-term care institutions.